Plan Ahead

Below you will find the "life-jackets" and "paddles" of your experience with Alpine. In other words, these are the essentials to making the most out of your experience and adventure. Because Alpine covers a wide variety of activities you should visit the page related to any adventures you hope to participate in. If your in charge, be sure to download the Leader's Checklist.

Release Form

All Participants must accept responsibility for these inherent risks and agree to sign the liability waiver Release Form prior to participation. All persons under the age of 18 must have their Release Form signed by their parent or court-appointed guardian. Alpine Ministries reserves the right to prohibit participation of individuals based on health or physical limitations for their safety or the safety of others.

Release Form


Trips are done rain or shine. Alpine reserves the right to change any activity due to weather or the physical condition of participants. Please be conversant with the weather surrounding the days of your adventure.


Alpine requests that all participants dress in a modest manner pleasing to the Lord. Being attentive to the weather will allow you to be sure you pack accordingly. Always have a pair of closed toe shoes available.

Special Notes

Adventure Specific

Each adventure has specific "Plan Ahead" helps and guidelines so you know what to wear and what to bring. Here's an overview you can print and handout, What To Wear.



To make a reservation with Alpine Ministries, a Registration Form must be completed and returned with a security deposit and a $15.00 per person non-refundable registration fee. Credit Cards that are used for Security Deposits are subject to approval. Once approved, the credit card number will serve as the Security Deposit. The card will not be charged unless a cancellation occurs less than sixty (60) days before the scheduled arrival or damages/expenses occur due to a group's visit. Upon our receipt of the Registration Form, the security deposit, and the registration fees, your group will be added to our calendar and a confirmation will be sent to the group leader. In the event that a reservation is canceled before sixty (60) days of the scheduled arrival date, only the security deposit will be returned. Cancellations less than sixty (60) days before the scheduled arrival will result in forfeiture of the security deposit and registration fees.

The security deposit may also be used to cover expenses created from damage to property or equipment by individual or group neglect, misuse, or abuse; and any additional expenses, which are created by a member of the group. The security deposit is not applied to your balance due. After your visit, the refundable portion of the security deposit will be processed and mailed by our business department (this will take several weeks).

Security Deposit Requirements…
Retreat or activities with lodging................ $250
Single day activity without lodging….......... $100
Lodging only…………………………........... $100


Registration fees will be applied to the balance due on the confirmation. Reductions to the size of the group will result in a proportional loss of registration fees to be applied to the group's balance due. The complete and final payment for the cost of your trip must be received in our office at least thirty (30) days prior to your scheduled arrival. Failure to pay this amount may result in the forfeiture of the group’s security deposit, registration fees, and reservation. Any changes to your reservation must be received in our office thirty (30) days before your scheduled arrival. Groups are responsible to cover the complete expenses for the total number of guests that are submitted. Reservations made less than thirty (30) days before a visit must be paid in full at the time a reservation is made. Groups are responsible to cover the complete expenses for the total number of guests that are submitted.


In the event that ALPINE MINISTRIES cancels a visit, a full refund of any received payments will be given. Security Deposits and Registration Fees are not considered payment and will be forfeited by a group if we cancel a reservation due to missed payments by the group. We reserve the right to make alterations in schedules, activities and programming due to factors beyond our control (weather, water fluctuations, college activities, etc.).

Any request for refunds due to medical or emergency situations must be submitted in writing within two (2) weeks after the departure date. Refunds to be given are at the sole discretion of Alpine and will be subject to a 10% handling fee.

We strive to provide a quality experience for our guests. We are preparing for your group’s visit even before your arrival. Staffing and food budgeting are based upon reservations. Cancellations create difficulties for our preparation, scheduling, and other groups may not have been able to come because of already filled reservations. When a cancellation occurs, we may not have opportunity to fill the vacant facilities because of a shortage of time. Please plan responsibly and realistically for your group’s needs.

Please make checks/money orders payable to ALPINE MINISTRIES or APPALACHIAN BIBLE COLLEGE. VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card are also accepted.